Clicks-to-bricks furniture retailer The Cotswold Company is to open its tenth full-line store and its second in the North of England as it continues its physical store buildout.

The owner of The Conran Shop has now pumped more than £30 million of fresh equity into the designer furniture, homeware and lifestyle retailer since acquiring the business at the start of the pandemic.

East of England beds retailer Mattressman is to spend £50,000 upgrading its store in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Furniture and electricals retailer Harvey Norman has laid down more corporate roots in England ahead of its launch on the U.K. mainland later this year.

Online competition and a lack of customers has forced independent Glasgow furniture retailer Morale Home Furnishings into administration.

Kitchens giant Howden Joinery Group (Howdens) has pushed deeper into the bedroom cabinet category after a pilot launch into the product segment ahead of peak trading delivered positive results.

The backer of designer furniture retailer Skandium says the business remains committed to a multichannel future despite the recent closure of its showroom in the East End of London.

Home and leisure retailer The Range has expanded into soft and hard floorcoverings, with a pilot operating in a handful of showrooms nationwide.

Ecommerce retailer The Very Group made gains in furniture and beds despite an overall slide in home sales in the first six months of its 2023/24 financial year.

The CEO of Mattress Online says the beds retailer addressed unprofitable marketing expense in a period where it kept hold of market share amid changing consumer spending patterns.

Upholstered furniture vertical Sofa.com has launched a capsule collection of sofas covered in fabrics borne out of a collaboration with the William Morris At Home brand.

Kristoffer Ljungfelt, currently Nobia’s executive vice president for the U.K. market, is to succeed Jon Sintorn as the kitchen conglomerate's chief executive officer.

The U.K.'s largest dedicated ecommerce home goods retail platform says it is managing "without issue" the elevated freight costs associated with attacks by Houthi rebels on container shipping.

High-end kitchens retailer Harvey Jones has changed hands following a prepack asset buyout that secures the jobs of all 140 of its employees.

Irish retailer EZ Living Furniture opened its second store inside three months last Friday as it embarks on the largest store rollout programme since the business was established back in 1998 with five new branches in the pipeline.

Planning officials have approved proposed changes to units on a Peterborough retail park that will pave the way for the previously-signposted arrival of furniture retailer Lee Longlands, and a larger store for Dunelm.

Consumer desire to splash out on high value items declined for the first time in four months in February according to a closely-followed survey seen as a harbinger of future demand.

Independent retailer M6 Bed Warehouse is to open a second store after taking possession of a purpose-built unit in Northwich.

South West furniture retail and property group J.H. Haskins & Son has strengthened its board of directors with two key appointments.

The CEO of Wayfair says the retail platform's "endless aisles" have helped it grab market share in the U.K. from competitors that are unable to match its product depth.

Revenue continued to climb for beds specialist Archers Sleepcentre in the first complete 12-month period since its managing director led a buyout of the business in late 2021.

Home improvement retailer Homebase has successfully defended its intellectual property after a corporate registration by a West Midlands entrepreneur last year.

The new owner of one-time £34 million turnover furniture retailer Moda Furnishings has downsized its store estate in recent weeks after bringing parts of a licence-to-occupy (LTO) deal to an early conclusion.

High-end Cotswold-based bedding retailer Bedfolk narrowed its deficit last year as it continued to enjoy fresh backing from equity stakeholders.

The value of floorcoverings imported into the U.K. fell high single-digits in 2023 with wood and vinyl flooring dropping at a faster rate than carpets.

The number of VAT-registered furniture retail enterprises declined by 3.7 percent last year with Yorkshire the hardest hit region and the independent sector more impacted than multi-store businesses. By contrast, flooring retailers climbed in number.

Pooky Lighting, the highly-profitable lighting brand launched a decade ago by Sofa.com co-founder Rohan Blacker, has launched in the U.S. market.

Kitchen retailer Magnet is looking for capital-efficient retail estate expansion and has opened the first of three pilot concessions in partnership with a leading U.K. builders' merchant. More are planned.

Bedroom furniture retailer Futon Company is to offer same-day customer deliveries after it agreed a partnership with Gophr, a last-mile, on-demand delivery network.

The custodian of the erstwhile Harveys Furniture brand and other intellectual property says there has been no change of ownership despite a new corporate registration by a third party.

Expanding ecommerce furniture and homeware retailer Dusk is more than doubling its warehousing capacity in South Yorkshire after building out both sales and its product category offer last year.

Nobia, owner of U.K. kitchens retailer Magnet, has agreed a second major disposal inside a week after agreeing to sell Austrian business unit ewe in a deal worth up to €26.5 million.

27-store kitchens retailer Harvey Jones has gone back to court to seek more time to get a restructuring deal with potential investors over the line — a move that gives it extra leeway in discussions regarding its future.

Restructuring advisors that handled the fallout of the 2020 prepack rescue of Oak Furnitureland say that may seek to have their as-yet-unpaid fees revised upwards.

The brothers who run furniture retailer Harman Fine Furnishers in Antrim, Northern Ireland have decided to retire, bringing the curtain down on 60 years of business.

Furniture and lighting sales declined for a fourth straight month as retailers reaching for the red sale price tickets proved insufficient to find growth, according to official data. Flooring sales also declined.

Dreams founder Mike Clare says it is great to be back in the bedding industry following the launch of two ecommerce websites as part of a new venture alongside former Dreams directors Greg Suthern and Nick Worthington.

The franchisee behind BoConcept stores in the South West of England and Wales has opened his fourth shop under the modern Danish furniture retail banner.

Highly-regarded independent furniture retailer John Young Furnishings of Keswick is to bring the curtain down on over 100 years of trading with its planned permanent closure due to owner retirement.

Designer furniture and homeware retailer The Conran Shop has appointed Tom Bettinson as head of wholesale with the aim of building out its presence and product offering in the U.K. and worldwide.



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